Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics, and Archaeology invites applications for a Lectureship in Roman History. Scholars working on any aspect of Roman cultural history will be considered, although candidates with expertise in Imperial Rome are particularly urged to apply. Applicants should have a degree or equivalent in Roman History/Latin Literature and outstanding potential to contribute to the Department’s commitment to research-led teaching. Experience of lecturing and conducting seminars at degree level, postgraduate level and the supervision of postgraduate dissertation research is particularly desirable. The appointee will have to demonstrate clear ability to teach one established module, the text-based Group 3/advanced undergraduate unit ‘Journeys to the Underworld in Classical Culture’ and to offer an MA option on ancient Roman cultural history, preferably of the imperial period, as well as to contribute to the core course of the MA in Classical Civilisation.

The successful applicant will take responsibility for organisation, supervision, and teaching of antique history and literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level; supervise postgraduate students; engage in scholarly research and publication; and participate in Departmental and School administration as required.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and an application form in which they outline their research interests and teaching experience. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit a proposal for a one-term MA option. Full details of our courses can be found at:

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Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 which is £35,343 rising to £40,460 per annum inclusive of £3,066 London Allowance per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 12 months. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of up to 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Wednesday 17 June 2015.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 July 2015.

For further information on this opportunity contact Dr Fred Anscombe, Assistant Dean (Email:[email protected]). A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be accessed via the apply link below.